Last year, Northland residents received a little good news and a little bad news from the Duluth International Airport and Sun Country Airlines. Since most people like to hear the bad news first to get it out of the way, the bad news was that the round-trip direct flights to Phoenix that had been available from Duluth during the winter would no longer be offered.

However, the good news was that the round-trip direct flights to Fort Meyers, Florida would once again be available beginning in February 2024. Sun Country Service to Fort Myers will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Tickets are on sale now at The service will continue through April 22, 2024.

That means that avid golfers can once get in a few extra rounds, while baseball lovers can fly directly to the city that hosts Minnesota Twins spring training.

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With February fast approaching, the Duluth International Airport and Sun Country Airlines announced this week that they are giving away a free trip from Duluth to Fort Meyers on Sun Country and you can enter to win now.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sun Country back for a third year, this year, and are so excited to celebrate their return with this giveaway!” said DLH Director of Communication and Marketing, Natalie Baker.

Entries for the contest are being accepted now through 2:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 2.

The winner of the giveaway will receive:

  • A $500 voucher for Sun Country flights out of Duluth (DLH)
  • A 3-night stay in Fort Myers, Florida
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The voucher is valid for Sun Country flights out of DLH between February 2, 2024, and April 22, 2024. You can click on the button below to enter to win. You'll just need to provide your name, phone number, and email address.

The giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Again, it's important to note that the entry deadline is 2:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 2. One winner will be selected on February 2nd.

While this has been far from a brutal winter so far, escaping to even warmer weather and having fun in the sun is never a bad idea, especially if you're lucky enough to win the experience!

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